On September the 12th, the new art and culture centre, the LAC opened in Lugano! The aim of this new project is to “express the identity of Lugano as the cultural crossroads between the north and south of Europe” and will achieve this through a rich artistic and cultural program. The LAC will host concerts, plays and dance performances, as well as art exhibitions and cultural initiatives. In addition to these shows and exhibitions, the LAC will also house the Museum of Art of Ticino, a permanent collection belonging to the city and the canton.
Following the three weeks of inaugural events, the theatre season of the LAC is now well under way. The exciting program for this season will include some classical, some contemporary, some international and some local performances. Something to satisfy everyone. For example, the internationally acclaimed musical of Romeo and Juliette, based on the famous Shakespearean play will be playing on the 26th, 27th and 28th of November and with its cast of 38 actors and a production team of 35, this show should not to be missed. Also on the seasons program, is a wonderful reinterpretation of Swan lake, directed by Jean-Christophe Maillot and performed by Les Ballets de Monte-Carlo. Saviero Marconi’s musical version of the famous novel by Collodi, “Pinocchio”, with music by the famous group “Pooh”,is an ideal choice for both adults and children. There are also some interesting plays on the program, such as the thought provoking comedy by Anna Mazzamauro’s “Nuda e Cruda” which analyses subjects such as freedom and tolerance.
The LAC will also host cultural exhibitions and events like “Arte, poesia e musica” (Art, poetry and music), a guided journey through the “Museo d’arte della Svizzera Italiana” accompanied by live music.
The restaurants and bars of the LAC are a great place to relax before and after a show and more information and the detailed program of events is available on the official website: /www.luganolac.ch.
THE VIEW Lugano is the ideal place to stay while in Lugano and thanks to its location, is in easy reach by foot from the LAC and all the interesting attractions and shops of the city centre. For those who prefer not to walk, our complimentary electric smart cars are available to all our hotel guests, and there is a multi-story car park right by the LAC.
Naturally at THE VIEW, our concierge service will have information about events and be happy to arrange all your bookings and satisfy all your requests.